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HSE hack: A sensitive Tusla database dealing with child protection cases can't be accessed
The Tusla database holds information on current and previous child care cases.
New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.
Tusla confirms 'unapproved email' about registering for vaccines sent to staff who were not eligible
The agency said it has conducted checks in other regions and this appears to be an isolated incident.
Report into illegal adoptions estimates there are thousands of 'suspicious' files, but advises against inquiry
Minister Roderic O’Gorman says “deep ethical issues” arise in relation to illegal birth registrations, and an inquiry may still happen.
Access to rent supplement for victims of domestic violence extended to the end of the year
Rent supplement can be provided for an initial three-month period and the usual means test does not apply.
Child with profound disability left in hospital for two years after HSE and Tusla unable to secure care for him
The child suffered brain damage and significant life-changing injuries in 2016.
Legal advice is that GDPR is 'prohibited' by 2004 Act on Mother and Baby Homes Commission - Department
The minister has defended the legislation but said he regrets poorly communicating what it intends to do.
Fionn Davenport: I was born in a mother and baby home - we have a right to our past
Writer Fionn Davenport says the government’s rushing through of legislation last night condemns survivors of mother and baby homes to 30 more years of darkness.
'When your mother cried during labour, she was paying for her sins': Stories of mother and baby home survivors read into Dáil record
Powerful testimonies of survivors from mother and baby homes were read out in the Dáil last night.
Senators express 'serious concern' that mother and baby home records will be sealed for 30 years
The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is due to submit its final report later this month.
Tusla suffers 23 'high risk' data breaches - including stolen files and loss of devices - since last year
The vast majority of the cases involved an “employee error or omission”.
'He's devastated that he hasn't seen his child': The stories of children taken into care during Covid-19
The Child Care Law Reporting Project published its latest reports today.
Tusla expressed concern children could be at risk of 'immediate harm' due to restrictions on its services
Internal risk reports expressed concern about the impact of reduced home visits and face-to-face meetings.
'An awful lot of neglect': Fears for safety of children as Tusla points to drop-off in child protection referrals
Teachers and other professionals play a role in reporting suspected cases of child abuse – but schools are now closed until September.
Boy was used by older peers to take part in illegal fight club, court told
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is currently being detained at a special care unit.
Tusla 'accidentally disclosed' contact and location information of mother and child victim to alleged abuser
This and other data breaches are outlined in the Data Protection Commission’s annual report.
Survivors group 'concerned' that alleged child abusers could be allowed interview complainants
Tusla’s new guidelines mean social workers could have to “stress test” allegations during interviews.
Two crèches set to close following Tusla inspections
The two crèches are in Dublin and Wicklow.
Tusla apologises to young woman for 'lack of support' after she was raped by her foster dad
He was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 12 years in prison last month.
Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland
Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.
'Lily is 83. Her son has moved in - and he's taken control of her pension'
New research being launched today shows how vulnerable adults are falling through the cracks when it comes to safeguarding.
Teenage girl was on mental health waiting list for three months before suicide
Niamh’s case is among three child deaths examined by the National Review Panel.
Tusla defers deadline for crèches to submit fire risk assessments
Some childcare providers were finding it “particularly challenging” to carry out fire risk assessments.
Ten-fold increase in a decade in number of children from State care reaching out for help
Children as young as five years old required the support of advocates last year.
Chair of Tusla says 'journey of reform' lies ahead with further improvements needed 'on a daily basis'
The former Labour Party leader was addressing foster carers at a conference this morning.
Tusla employee jailed for three years for possession of child pornography images
The images were the most serious of their kind.
Foster carers finally given insurance cover by the State following three-year long battle
Some of the 4,500 foster carers in Ireland said the lack of cover had left them exposed
RTÉ accused of neglecting child safety in war of words with Tusla ahead of Hyde and Seek exposé
The RTÉ documentary about the Hyde and Seek chain was broadcast on 24 July.
Gay couple encourage other members of the LGBT community to consider fostering children
There are more than 6,000 children in state care in Ireland.
Parents left in limbo after Tusla closes unregistered aftercare facility in south Dublin
Dimples Creche in Sandyford has been forced to close its after-care from tomorrow.
Allocation of social workers to children in foster care 'chaotic', inspection finds
At the time of the inspection, 22% of children did not have an allocated social worker.
New rules proposed to limit schools teaching 'difficult' children for fewer hours
Concerns have been raised over the use of reduced timetables.
Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told
The case will be mentioned before the High Court in October.
Woman avoids being sent back to jail for identifying her son in childcare proceedings on social media
It is a criminal offence to identify anyone who is the subject of childcare proceedings.
Judge warns of 'serious consequences' after woman posts about childcare proceedings on social media
The woman’s lawyer initially told the court that his client was not willing to remove the material.
Solicitor tells court Tusla needs to ‘get their act together’ about putting youths in hostels
The teen has been charged in connection with an alleged incident at a Spar shop on Drumcondra Road.
Watchdog finds that Tusla failed to alert gardaí to crimes against children in a timely manner
Neglect and sexual abuse were among the suspected crimes that Tusla was slow to report.
Department of Children doesn't know identity of 37 childcare facilities at 'critical' level of risk
The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing yesterday morning.
Tusla identifies 'critical' level of risk at 37 childcare facilities across the country
The figure was revealed at an Oireachtas committee hearing this morning.
Tusla: 'No cast-iron guarantee' that incidents seen in RTÉ creche footage will never happen again
The agency appeared before an Oireachtas hearing this morning.